Engage and Inspire the Human Resources Professional to drive excellence and innovation, and to make a difference in the Community

How to Join

Thank you for your interest in joining the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. By joining BGSHRM, you will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of local HR professionals, attend informative training sessions and have access to unique "members only" benefits. 

Membership is granted based on your level of HR professional experience and falls under several categories. To apply online, click here, and complete the application.


The cost for membership is $50 per calendar year for members of national SHRM and $75 for non-members of National SHRM.  Please keep in mind that membership runs for the calendar year, so depending on your join date you will be required to renew at the beginning of the year to keep your membership active.

If you have additional questions about membership, you can contact our Membership Director, at membership@bgshrm.org or via mail at Bluegrass Chapter SHRM, ATTN: Membership Director, P.O. Box 657, Lexington, KY 40508.

Members In Transition – No Cost

  • BGSHRM is here to help you and provides a ONE-TIME membership renewal or enrollment at no cost to active members who are involuntarily unemployed. Members in transition are responsible for any monthly chapter meeting they register to attend or other special events.
    To register as an in transition member, please contact our Membership Director at membership@bgshrm.orgIn Transition Membership may not extend beyond twelve months

Transfer and Refund Policy

BGSHRM strives to provide quality events that are educational in content and rich in networking opportunities. We place emphasis on the humans in Human Resources and value the shared experience of our peers and comrades who are working to create safe and productive environments for their employees. We have designed chapter meeting fees to be as low as possible.  Because of rising costs in our community due to supply line and labor shortages, your regular member registration fee covers the cost of you and is not a fundraiser for the chapter.  As such, all payments for registration to BGSHRM events are non-refundable. If an event must be rescheduled by the chapter (i.e. severe weather in which travel is prohibited or impractical, our community is placed under pandemic restrictions, etc), we will apply your payment to a future event.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may request a transfer to another scheduled event or you may gift your registration to the current event to someone else. To make a transfer request, please email communications@bgshrm.org.

    • If the transfer request is made before 7 calendar days in advance of the event you may transfer your registration to another scheduled event or gift your registration to the current event to someone else.
    • If the transfer request is made within 7 calendar days in advance of the event, you may gift your registration to someone else. This is a wonderful way to introduce your peers, managers, or leaders to ideas and information that will benefit your organization (and help them understand that HR is a strategy based role)!
    • No transfer requests made after the event has passed will be considered.


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Bluegrass SHRM - P.O. Box 657 - Lexington, KY 40508
Get In Touch: communications@bgshrm.org
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